The Music: Debussy’s Nocturnes
“This takes me on a colorful journey that travels from wispy to energetic to mysterious.” –Adam Romey, bassoon
The Artwork: Works by French Impressionists
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue March 12–July 29, 2018
Debussy’s Nocturnes have been celebrated for their ability to evoke imagery, light, and color. But is he really music‘s answer to Impressionist painting? His works and those of artists including Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, and Delacroix illuminate how the artistic response to nature differs in music and painting.